The two weeks in a nut shell

I am back in Ohio with Paul =) I drove back on Tuesday and had a fun trip back. I am easily amused... At a store I saw a woman who so obviously belonged to the Red Hat Society. (Which was exciting to me!!)
While I was driving a dude in the car next to me was doing a crossword puzzle - as he drove!!
And when I stopped for a drink at a gas station I saw a guy shop lifting. I told management but I didn't hang around to see what security did because the guy knew I saw him, and I didn't want him to do anything to me!!

Paul's flight got in Tuesday night at 9:50. He was very tired, and took Wednesday and Thursday off work.

My trip up north was good =) I had lots of fun. Aunt Polly spoiled me with a cheesecake. Yum.
I was able to visit with lots of people, though still not everyone I had hoped to.
The C&C sports day was great with 48 people out to play soccer and ultimate frisbee. I even played Ultimate for a bit. Frisbee is my new love.
And of course the highlight of the two weeks being sitting outside Wonderland Sunday night for 45 minutes in the cold wind and light rain with the small little group that made it out to that.
Though a close second to that would be discovering "Corner Gas" - the funniest and coolest show ever!! I love it. I am hooked.

I am now all pumped about the trip to NC next weekend. The Wheeler's are arriving there soon (today or tomorrow.) I can't wait!!!

I am off to work now...


Friday,May 12

Yesterday was quite the day. I think it was officially the worst day of my life to date. It started with the noises that kept me up until 3 in the morning. Then I was awoken at 8 am, and got up and finished my packing and house cleaning. I had to pull our bikes and grill into the apartment, and it had poured rain throughout Thursday night, so everything was soaking wet. I should have known that with a start like that it would have been better to of stayed in bed…

But I didn’t. I headed on my merry little way about noon. Unfortunately for me it wasn’t an uneventful day. About 3 I stopped for gas and the car wouldn’t start back up again. I sat at the gas station for 45 minutes until a rough and tough looking biker dude offered to help me out. He got the car started, so I continued on my drive up north.

Then the window broke. The drivers window got stuck half way up – and would not budge!! I bundled up with a hoodie and a jacket, and put the heater up on high.

Then it started to rain. I had to sit under a bridge until the rain let up.

By then I had to pee really badly, but I couldn’t go inside anywhere since the window was down – I didn’t want to leave my things accessible to people. So I pulled behind a Wal-mart and pee-ed outside. Noticing a little too late that the spot I picked was within site of the highway. Hopefully no one was looking!!!

By the time I got to my parents it was 9:30 – a nine and a half hour drive!! (It should be just six hours.) But the adventure wasn’t over for me…

I got food poisoning from a burger and I was up all night long throwing up. I didn’t much sleep, and I am now exhausted and weak. What a way to start my vacation!!

I was able to talk with Paul this morning. He had just gotten off from a 26 hour shift!! Yikes. Sounds like his day was just about as bad as mine was!!! But he now gets a 12 hour break, and then will start the night shift and from now on he will work 12 hours on then 12 hours off.


Goodnight Moon

THE GREAT GREEN ROOM, originally uploaded by Disembedded.

For being such an independant person I have THE hardest time falling asleep when I am on my own. Last night I didn't fall asleep till just after two in the morning, and right now it is midnight and I am no where near ready to fall asleep. My imagination is just a little too creative and I end up freaking myself out over any and all noises that I might hear... or even make up in my mind.

I am almost out of things to occupy my time with... so with the hope of putting myself to sleep I am sitting here blogging. I found the coolest picture from the "GOODNIGHT MOON" book that seemed appropriate for this blog.

I really don't get why kids find this book so great. But all the little kids I know that own this book LOVE it. I like it because it's easy reading. YAY for easy reading books at nap or bed time!

Paul is currently in Louisianna. He isn't suppose to use his cell phone at all, but he has called me a couple times already. There are about 150 of them in a huge circus sized tent. And it is very hot. I don't envy any of them that are there!!!

I spent the day at the Doeringer's - Chase (4yrs) went with Scott and me to some of the houses Scott had to check on and we had some great conversation!! He is the funniest kid.
He told me he was hungry, so I gave him a small piece of my sandwich - about three bites worth.
He took one bite and then handed it back to me.
I said "Oh Chase, that whole thing was for you. I don't mind if you eat it."
He said "I don't mind that you don't mind, but I don't want it thank you."

Then awhile later he said to me "Jessica, how come you've never invited me over to your house?"
I said "I never knew you wanted to come over Chase. What would you like to do at my house?"
He said "Oh (sigh) anything. I would make you breakfast, help you make lunch and supper. Maybe help you make the bed. And give you a back scratch."
I made a mental note to make sure to invite that kid over LOTS!! =)

I got back to the apartment just after 8, and watched a little bit of American Inventor while matching socks. I don't know how two people can own so many pairs of socks. A basket was full of mismatched socks - and our drawers have never run out of matched ones!! If anyone ever wants a pair of used socks, feel free to ask Paul or myself for a pair!!
Anyways... American Inventor... I can see a "Canadian Inventor" in the near future. Maybe there already is such a show??? I don't know. I think it's a cool show. It's down to the final four - who will win? I don't even know who to pick!! They have all played with my emotions and made me feel badly for them. As for the actual "coolest" invention... it would have to be between the baby thing and the bike. Probably the bike. But I might change my mind tomorrow. The football thing was pretty sweet. And the game looked like fun! Funny how it was all men in the end...

I am almost already to drive up to Stouffville tomorrow!! HURRAY!! I am so excited. And we are getting rid of our station wagon... so the hunt is on for a new car - a smaller car that is much more gas efficient. Much, much more gas efficient.


Customer Service

At the market I only buy from one woman. She told me if I was good to her she would be good to me.
Meaning I buy my fruits and veggies only from her and she would give me the best produce she had for the best price.
I went to see her today to pick up a few different fruits. While I was looking over some of her things another woman (who was dressed rather poorly, had unruly hair and was dragging three dirty children along with her) walks up and rudely asks/demands to be able to pick out the fruit that she wants to buy because "I only want the best and you won't be able to pick that out for me, so can I pick out what I want?"
The seller told her that she can't pick out what she wants, she has to take what she gives her. When the woman wandered off (after grumbling and not buying anything) I asked the seller why she said that to the woman when she lets me pick and choose what I want.
Her response was "Trash deserves trash." Wow. That was harsh. I am glad I am in her good books.



1. I can't reach my license unless you hold my beer.
2. Sorry, Officer, I didn't realize my radar detector wasn't plugged in.
3. Aren't you the guy from the Village People?
4. Hey, you must've been doin' about 125 mph to keep up with me. Good job!
5. Are You Andy or Barney?
6. I thought you had to be in relatively good physical condition to be a police officer.
7. You're not gonna check the trunk, are you?
8. I pay your salary!
9. Gee, Office r! That's terrific. The last officer only gave me a warning, too!
10. Do you know why you pulled me over? Okay, just so one of us does.
11. I was trying to keep up with traffic. Yes, I know there are no othercars around.. That's how far ahead of me they are.
12. When the Officer says "Gee ....Your eyes look red, have you been drinking?" You probably shouldn't respond with,"Gee Officer your eyes look glazed, have you been eating doughnuts?"
A little boy was attending his first wedding. After the service, his cousin asked him,.
"How many women can a man marry?"
"Sixteen," the boy responded. His cousin was amazed that he had an answer so quickly.
"How do you know that?"
"Easy," the little boy said. "All you have to do is add it up, like the Bishop said, 4 better, 4 worse, 4 richer, 4 poorer."




Check out ESTHER'S blog for more pictures of the birthday dude



I have a long list of things to do today, and the list isn't even half ticked off yet;
* I have to pick supper for tonight... there is a large selection of meats in the freezer, guess I should have put something in the fridge last night!! I just don't know what I want to make. And do I want to use rice or potatoes with it? Mixed veggies or corn? Then I will have to figure out how to make it into a nice lunch for tomorrow for Paul.
* Empty dishwasher
* Load dishwasher
* Do laundry
* Work out
* Clean computer room
We just don't have enough storage in this apartment for everything!! We have Christmas stuff sitting in the computer room because there is no where else for it to go!! I will have to try to create more room in one of the closets. Maybe I will get rid of some of the stuff we have. We have SO much stuff!!!
The Workers and Elders Conference is comin' up next week. And while I am thinking about that I should make a link to the coolest site that Shawn and friends have created Brethrenpedia. It's pretty cool and has all the information you could ever want to know about the Brethren assemblies. And if you happen to know something about an assembly that no one else knows, or that isn't on the site, then you can add it yourself! How cool is that??
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